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Old 03-25-2011, 04:14 AM   #1
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I need some help before I kill myself here. Already damn near broke my nose, and broke my new regulator before I even had it set up.

I have a Cornelius dual regulator I bought for ONE corny keg now, and I'll be adding a second in April. Picture this: I have one tube hooked up to the first regulator and then its connected to my corny and the other is bare at this moment. I CANNOT get the second regulator not hooked up to anything to stop spewing co2. Its got a little locknut and then adjustable screw. I have tried opening it all the way and closing it all the way with NO success. I thought I would be able to have one of them shut off if only using one corny. What am I doing wrong here?
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:08 AM   #2
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To close it undo the locking nut and turn the screw counter clockwise

If you are not able to dial it off with the screw one solution would be to have a valve on the line coming from the regulator not being used.

 
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:51 AM   #3
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Go to the hardware store and buy a 1/4" flare cap for the open line.


 
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:38 PM   #4
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Okay, so I do need to buy a threaded flare cap to lock the air out. So, its okay for co2 to go into the second regulator and be stopped in its track by a flare cap then? Here's an actual pic of my setup incase any others have ideas. Its just weird because I was under the assumption that I would be able to close up the second valve when needed with just the locknut and screw. Thanks for the info P-J.

That pic is not great quality I know. Also, I don't have the tank on in this pic and I thought it was odd that my guage was not reading at zero. It came at zero when I got in mail, but after some co2 went through it never went down to zero. Normal for those to stick a little?
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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Okay, so I do need to buy a threaded flare cap to lock the air out. So, its okay for co2 to go into the second regulator and be stopped in its track by a flare cap then? Here's an actual pic of my setup incase any others have ideas. Its just weird because I was under the assumption that I would be able to close up the second valve when needed with just the locknut and screw. Thanks for the info P-J.

That pic is not great quality I know. Also, I don't have the tank on in this pic and I thought it was odd that my guage was not reading at zero. It came at zero when I got in mail, but after some co2 went through it never went down to zero. Normal for those to stick a little?
There may still be pressure which the gauge is reading.

 
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:45 AM   #6
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You need these on each regulator to stop gas flow and prevent liquid backflow. Any regulator I have purchased always came with these already installed.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...-1-4-mfl.html#

 
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